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Transfer podcasts between iPhone, iPad, or iPod and Mac or PC

Transfer podcasts between iPhone, iPad, or iPod and Mac or PC

Podcasts have become hugely popular and for some iPhone or iPod users, they have even completely replaced the radio. In iMazing, transferring podcasts between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) and PC or Mac computers is dead-easy and convenient. Whether you want to back up your entire podcasts library from your iPod touch to your PC, or quickly drag and drop a podcast from your Mac to your iPhone, workflows are simple and easy to follow. Let's jump in!

Here's how to transfer podcasts between iOS devices and Mac or PC with iMazing:

  1. Launch iMazing on your Mac or PC and connect your iPhone or iPad via USB or Wi-Fi.
  2. Select your mobile device in the sidebar and click Podcasts.
  3. Drag and drop podcasts in and out of iMazing's window.

In-depth tutorial

  1. Before you begin
  2. Managing podcasts
    1. Connect your device and load podcasts
    2. Export podcasts
    3. Import podcasts
    4. Delete podcasts

1. Before you begin

The podcast management feature was added in iMazing 2.14. Please make sure that the latest iMazing version is installed on your computer, and update if needed. Check for updates within iMazing, or download and install the latest version here:

Download and install iMazing on your Mac or PC computer

2. Managing podcasts

2.1 Connect your device and load podcasts

Launch iMazing on your Mac or PC and connect your device via USB. If it's the first time you connect your device, unlock it and follow iMazing's instructions to pair the mobile device with the computer.

💡 If you've already connected the device with iMazing before, you can skip this step entirely and select your device in the sidebar. iMazing will try to connect to it via Wi-Fi.

To load podcasts, simply select your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in the sidebar and click the Podcasts icon:

iMazing Main Window, Podcasts Highlighted

iMazing will load the podcasts from your device's library (Apple's Podcasts app) and display them in a list:

iMazing Podcasts View

Note the 'Only show transferrable media' checkbox at the bottom of the screen is checked by default. This means that iMazing will only display podcasts that are downloaded on your device (and which therefore you can transfer), and not the entire library.

Actions

At the bottom of the podcasts list, notice the 3 action buttons used to export, import and delete podcasts:

iMazing Podcasts View

You can also use drag and drop or contextual menus of course.

2.2 Export podcasts

To export one or more podcasts, first select the items you wish to export:

iMazing Podcasts View, Selection

Now click on the Export to Folder button. iMazing will display the following options window:

iMazing Podcasts View, Export Window

Here are the available export options:

  • Items to export: choose if you only wish to export your selection, or all available podcasts.
  • Organize in folders: choose whether or not iMazing should create folders for channels and shows.

Once your satisfied with the options, click Next to display a standard save panel where you'll choose the location on your computer or drive where you want iMazing to transfer the podcasts to.

Drag and drop workflow: you can also drag out a podcast or a selection of multiple podcasts to your desktop.

2.3 Import podcasts

To import one or more podcasts, first click the Import from Folder button below the podcasts list. iMazing will display a standard Open Panel, from where you can select a folder or specific files. Confirm, and iMazing will transfer the podcasts to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. They will be available in Apple's Podcasts app.

Drag and drop workflow: you can also drag a podcast or a selection of multiple podcasts from your computer to the podcasts list in iMazing.

Supported formats

Podcasts are usually .mp3 files, but other standard audio files are also supported:

  • AAC - M4A (16 to 320 Kbps)
  • Apple Lossless
  • AIFF

2.4 Delete podcasts

Use the Delete button in the bottom toolbar to delete selected podcasts from the Podcasts app on your device. Note that if you have enabled iCloud Music Library, this feature is not available and will result in iMazing displaying a warning to that effect.